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Snow, snow : winter poems for children
Yolen, Jane.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Honesdale, Pa. : Wordsong/Boyds Mills Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 25 cm
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4.0 0.5 83304.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 19518 Guided reading level: O.
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Author Notes

Jane Yolen was born February 11, 1939 in New York City. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1960 and a master's degree in education from the University of Massachusetts in 1976. After college, she became an editor in New York City and wrote during her lunch break. She sold her first children's book, Pirates in Petticoats, at the age of 22. Since then, she has written over 300 books for children, young adults, and adults.

Her other works include the Emperor and the Kite, Owl Moon, How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and The Devil's Arithmetic. She has won numerous awards including the Kerlan Award, the Regina Medal, the Keene State Children's Literature Award, the Caldecott Medal, two Nebula Awards, two Christopher Medals, the World Fantasy Award, three Mythopoeic Fantasy Awards, the Golden Kite Award, the Jewish Book Award, the World Fantasy Association's Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Association of Jewish Libraries Award.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-5. Yolen's poems were inspired by her son's photographs of snow scenes in Colorado. Words and pictures express the physical sensations ("Crisp leaf litter / Under snowy glitter") and the wonder of the immense transformation a snowfall brings ("Without warning, / the sky falls down"). Stemple's pictures are mostly in shades of blue and white, so that the occasional "bit of red" is like a sharp memory of spring and fall. There are dramatic scenes of snowmobiles and skiers, but perhaps the most memorable spread is of "River in Winter," wrapped in ermine robes of snow, "trying to keep it warm." A good place to start in writing classes when the days begin to get shivery. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-"When I awoke,/The tree limbs shone/As white as milk,/As bleached as bone." With easy grace, Yolen pens poetic lines to accompany Stemple's lovely photographs. The baker's dozen of poems are juxtaposed on panoramic views or placed alongside smaller scenes conveying soft billows of snow, icy glitter, and the white dust and crust of "that chilly white stuff." Soft lacy shadows of the photographed images form the background of some pages, echoing the sharper detail of the featured scene. Trees, the brown remnants of autumn leaves, skiers, and snowmobiles all receive their due. Some of the poems will long be savored, here and in future anthologies, while others are snippets of shorter season. "What shades of white/can paint a chasm?/Only a winter artist/hasm." The varied tone and multihued imagery of the poetry and photographs are sure to spark an enjoyment of winter.-Margaret Bush, Simmons College, Boston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.